<![CDATA[Burpee Community - ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/378/my-1st-fall-garden-%282nd-season-gardening%29 en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Re: My 1st Fall Garden (2nd Season Gardening)]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/378/my-1st-fall-garden-%282nd-season-gardening%29?commentid=171  

Everything except the collards, cucumbers and green beans are fine for the fall. The cucumbers, beans and collards can’t take any frost so I don’t know if they will have time to develop. Don’t plant basil outside in the fall they can’t take any frost, however you can plant basil inside in a sunny window for winter use.

I would skip the onions in the fall they take too long. If you want garlic choose a hardneck variety for the fall but they need to be in the ground not in a container. You would harvest garlic next late spring.

Wait until the temperature is staying below 85 degrees to start plant use good garden soil with plenty of organic matter mixed in. Anything you grow in containers  you must use potting soil.

Fertilizer can be a tricky thing in the fall, we use a organic granular fertilizer that last a long time in the soil. Which every fertilizer you use make sure you read and follow the directions.

Store leftover seed in a cool, dark, dry place for next spring.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/378/my-1st-fall-garden-%282nd-season-gardening%29?commentid=171 September 17, 2012
March 18, 2013 March 18, 2013 <![CDATA[Re: My 1st Fall Garden (2nd Season Gardening)]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/378/my-1st-fall-garden-%282nd-season-gardening%29?commentid=1736 Hello I am no expert however my grandmotalways told taught us that collards loved the frost. As a matter of fact her 2nd harvest after they were hit by the frost was always better than the summer ones. They have a sweeter milder flavor. I don't know how many  times they can withstand succumbing to frost but its worth a try. I do know that the collard plants were mature and ready to picked. What I do know is that in the south the collard greens that have been hit by the frost is coveted!!! Smile

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/378/my-1st-fall-garden-%282nd-season-gardening%29?commentid=1736 March 18, 2013